West Wales Chronicle editorial team members Josh and Ryan

Ice Cream, Bad dreams and Man Flu

Hellooo again!

I need sympathy, the hounds of man flu have been unleashed and like a scene from Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, (great film btw, go watch it if you haven’t already,) they’re currently mauling me in the form of sneezing fits, coughing spells and what feels like a razorblade in my throat. I certainly get no sympathy from my cat, he has more important things to worry about. Like curling up in a ball on the sofa for some kip while he waits for his next treats, or head butting the doorway and no I don’t know why he does that. Maybe concussions feel nice for cats? Perhaps….

So while I recover with my friends Ben & Jerry’s wonderful brownie ice cream I’ve traipsed the internet to cheer myself up and maybe find worthwhile things to talk about, didn’t really find anything so bye….

Only kidding but I tell you what Conor McGregor is gonna say bye to the UFC if they’re not careful. Even if you don’t follow fight sports you’ve all heard of Conor McGregor, for those who don’t know he the first ever fighter in the UFC to hold world titles in two different weight classes at the same time.

A couple weeks ago Conor added the UFC lightweight title to the Featherweight belt he held and this week he relinquished the featherweight version. Now if he hadn’t gave it up they were talking about stripping it from him because it’s been over a year since he won it and he hasn’t defended it yet. Now bare in mind he’s fought 4 times in 11 months including the fight where he won the belt (he knocked out the defending champion Jose Aldo in 13 seconds) which is well above average for elite level fighters and the fights he’s had since he won the belt were okayed by the UFC (he fought Nate Diaz at welterweight twice then Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title). It’s not like boxing, where fighters get a lot more leeway to pick and choose who they face. The UFC has the final say on what fights get made and as a result of that you often see the best guys fighting each other, this is why MMA is taking over from boxing at the moment.The funny part is there are other champions who’ve gone longer without defending their belts and the guy McGregor beat (Jose Aldo) was world champion for eleven years and in that period twice went 12 months without a title defence. Even funnier is the UFC have awarded the featherweight belt back to the very guy McGregor knocked spark out in 13 seconds, Jose Aldo! At least they have a sense of humour…

Speaking of being knocked out Honey G is gone from our screens, and what’s that? Coming over the hill? Yes, here come the memes. Is it really a surprise? She can at least bring out an official line of tracksuits for Sports Direct now. I can see the ad campaign now “when I say two tracksuits for £10, you say take my money” I think it could work…

On a more serious note, this football abuse scandal has suddenly blown up. A main reason why I think these allegations have stayed quiet for years is I assume it’s easy for a coach to allegedly hold the threat of expulsion from an academy if a victim talks. A similar situation happen in America with Jerry Sandusky, for those who don’t know that name he was the Assistant coach at Penn State University and it was years before he was charged on several counts of abuse against students. I hope any and all victims in these cases can find some comfort and closure in the justice that is starting to come.

In other news, at the time of writing Liverpool are in the semi finals of the league cup!! Does this mean we might actually win something this year? God knows what I’ll do if we do. Maybe I’ll buy a set of portable speakers, wear the Liverpool kit and blast some George Michael through the streets of Llanelli, or maybe I’ll just say well done and get on with my life. Only time will tell, and that’s the point (if there is one to be salvaged from this) is that when you’re in bed with man flu Google is more fun than Lemsip.

(Mic drop)


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